Juliano Interior Design – Kristi Juliano

A Career of Beauty and Function Published in Matters of the Home, Volume 2, No. 3 Kristi Juliano’s passion for design began at a very early age. As the daughter of a successful home builder in Ocala, she was introduced to thefunction, aesthetics and trends of home design by her parents, Joe and Sharon Cangelosi. […]

IS YOUR WATER SAFE TO DRINK? OR EVEN BATHE IN?

What are you really drinking in your tap or bottled water? With the bottled water getting more popular year after year, do you ever wonder why? Is it the convenience, or are Americans thinking that their tap water isn’t safe? Well, truth is, according to the EPA, all water has some contaminants. After all, tap […]

Seven Tips for Dressing Up Old Furniture

  Creating a new look from an old piece of furniture can be an afternoon project that will give you a focal piece for just about any room. It’s an easy task that can give your room a sense of style for very little money. Go to pinterest.com/mattershome and follow our Matters of the Home […]

Make your own masterpieces – freshly painted focal points for any room

(BPT) – Still love the overall design scheme of a space, but feeling a little bored? The best way to breathe new life into it – without revamping the entire area – is by creating a new focal wall. Instead of a decal, stencil or pricey artwork, make a statement that’s one-of-a-kind with a little […]

Bright and nonconventional colors bring adventure to home decor

(BPT) – When it comes to trends in interior design, the forecast through 2014 is looking bolder, brighter and more adventurously colorful than has been seen in a while. Up-and-coming palettes are earning descriptions including “youthful,” “vibrant” and “positive,” heralding the rebounding market’s ready return to color. Color expert and interior designer Barbara Schirmeister equates […]

Couples who design together, stay together

(BPT) – Opposites attract, and for couples who live together, compromising on personal style and design choices can be a difficult bridge to cross. Someone who wants a modern, contemporary vibe might not like the decor choice of someone who prefers a more traditional or rustic feel. What most people don’t realize, however, is that […]

Quick and Easy Furniture Transformation – Chest of Drawers

Spending a little time on Pinterest  lately, inspired me to try some projects of my own.  Looking around my house, I found a small, plain, wooden chest of drawers that I’ve had for over 15 years.  Its been sitting in my bathroom for most of that time, and it definitely needed to be refreshed.   […]